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Grilled Corn in Foil with Lemon Dill Butter

Grilling corn on the cob in foil is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to make corn! Add in a delicious lemon dill butter and this grilled corn on the cob is an essential part of summer.

Corn on the cob is a staple in our house all summer long and we get excited every year when corn season returns. We love those plump, tender kernels that spontaneously squirt when you bite into them.

Grilled Corn in Foil on a blue platter

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If you love corn on the cob, be sure to also try our other corn recipes: Grilled Corn in Husks and 15 Minute Boiled Corn, so you are prepared with your favorite corn recipes this summer!

Why Should You Grill Corn on the Cob in Foil?

When you grill corn on the cob in foil, the prep is minimal and the kernels turn out so moist and flavorful. The foil traps the steam and corn juices to keep the ears from drying out so there’s no need for pre-soaking the corn.

On hot summer days, you can avoid turning on your stove by cooking foil-wrapped corn outside on the grill. Cooking corn in foil requires hardly any prep and is the easiest method. It is also quick and takes just 15-20 minutes on a grill at medium/high heat.

Grilled corn in foil fresh off the grill

Can I Prep Foil Wrapped Corn Ahead?

Cooking corn on the cob in foil is also a great way to cook corn when camping. You can pre-wrap your ears before leaving home and they are ready to toss into the campfire when you get to your campsite! I do recommend double-wrapping the corn in two layers of foil if you plan to cook it in a campfire.

Fresh ears of corn waiting to be wrapped in foil with lemon butter ingredients

How to Season your Corn on the Cob?

You can serve the corn plain without butter (if you’re counting calories) and enjoy your juicy cob right out of the foil, but perfectly seasoned corn on the cob screams summertime. The lemon dill butter is a tasty addition to foil-grilled corn and makes this grilled corn mouth-wateringly delicious.

How to Make Lemon Dill Butter:

  1. Cream the butter with a fork in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the pepper, salt, and lemon juice until smooth. The lemon juice will take a few minutes of stirring to mix well – just keep stirring!
  3. Mix in the freshly chopped dill and keep the butter room temperature until you serve the corn.

Butter ready to be creamed and turned into lemon dill butter for grilled corn on the cob

How to Grill Corn in Foil:

  1. Preheat Grill to Med/High. Shuck corn to remove husks. Leave the corn whole or break corn into the desired size. Wrap each ear of corn with a generous sheet of aluminum foil, making sure all sides are covered. If using regular kitchen-standard foil, wrap in a double layer of foil so your corn doesn’t get scorched.
  2. Grill foil-wrapped corn with the lid closed over medium/high heat, rotating the corn every 2 -3 minutes to keep from scorching. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Ours was done at 18 minutes.
  3. Once the corn is finished grilling, remove foil, and brush generously with Lemon Dill Butter while warm. Serve immediately (you won’t want to wait!).

Prepping corn to be cooked in foil on the grill

Pro Tip: I don’t add any butter or oil to the cob inside the foil. The corn is naturally juicy and the foil seals in the moisture. You also don’t have to worry about oil leaking out of the corn and causing fiery flare-ups on the grill.

Foil cooked grilled corn with lemon dill butter

Our Favorite Corn Recipes:

Adding sweet grilled corn on the cob to these corn recipes makes all the difference. We use leftover grilled corn in foil to make some of our favorite recipes.

Grilled Corn in Foil

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Grilled Corn in Foil on a blue platter

Grilled corn on the cob in foil makes the perfect addition to your summertime barbeque. Corn grilled in foil is easy, juicy and irresistible with our lemon dill butter!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$5 (varies by season)
Keyword: Grilled Corn in Foil, Lemon Dill Butter
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 145 kcal
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the Grilled Corn:

  • 6 ears of corn

For the Lemon Dill Butter:

  • 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temp
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of pepper or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

How to Make Lemon Dill Butter:

  1. Cream 4 Tbsp butter with a fork in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in 1/4 tsp salt, pinch of pepper and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and mix until smooth. The lemon juice will seem like it isn't blending, but keep mixing for a couple minutes and it will happen.
  3. Stir in fresh chopped dill until well incorporated. Keep the prepared butter at room temp until ready to serve corn.

How to Grill Corn:

  1. Preheat Grill to Med/High. Shuck corn. Leave the corn whole or break corn into halves or thirds if serving a large crowd. Wrap each ear of corn with a generous sheet of heavy duty foil making sure all sides are covered. If using regular kitchen-standard foil, double wrap the corn so it doesn't scorch.

  2. Grill foil-wrapped corn with the lid closed over medium/high heat, rotating the corn every 2 -3 minutes to keep from scorching. Grill for 15-20 minutes. Ours was done at 18 minutes. Once corn is finished grilling, remove foil and brush generously with lemon dill butter while warm.

Recipe Notes

Do not add butter or oil to the cob inside the foil. It is not necessary and can cause flare-ups on the grill.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Corn in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 402IU8%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Sharon Beverly
    June 27, 2020

    I really love lemon dill butter on corn-on-the cob! Thanks for this recipe.

    Have you ever tried this method for roasting corn? Leave the corn in its husks, loosen the husks a bit and remove some of the silk. Completely submerge the ears in their husks in a container of water for at least an hour to allow husks to absorb moisture. Build a wood fire and reduce to hot coals or use charcoal. Bury the corn almost completely in the coals and allow the steam to cook the corn. The husks will be charred. Peel the husks down and remove the remaining silk. It should come off easily. Butter the corn and enjoy. No clean-up and no waste!

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  • Kim
    June 19, 2020

    Can you do this with the Ninja Foodie Grill?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2020

      Hi Kim, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    April 30, 2020

    YUM – this was the most delicious corn recipes I’ve had!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      Thank you Melissa!

      Reply

  • Lisalia
    April 30, 2020

    Yummy! Love corn on the cob. I’ve never tried it with dill before. Such a great flavor combo!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      So glad that you loved it! Thanks for your excellent review.

      Reply

  • Julie Blanner
    April 30, 2020

    Corn on the cob is the best spring/summer side dish! I love that this is so easy to make and such a great pairing with any BBQ meat.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2020

      It is so so easy! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Stacy Marie
    July 13, 2018

    Hi Natasha, this recipe makes my mouth watering…however, I was thinking if it could be done in the oven instead and at which temp to do it….
    Thanks, love from Mauritius 🙂

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  • Lilly
    June 1, 2014

    I love corn on the cob. It’s a great and easy side for summer barbies!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2014

      So true! And it’s a great thing for kids. They all love it!

      Reply

  • Irina
    May 27, 2014

    Hi Natasha!!! Feel like I know you forever. Love all your recipes. Is that would be possible to create an iPhone recipe app? Something like шеф повар фейсбук has?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2014

      Thank you so much 🙂 you’re so nice! I’ll look into it. I’m forwarding your comment to my technically talented hubby 🙂

      Reply

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes
    May 27, 2014

    Love this method of cooking corn, and it looks so bright and delicious! Buttered corn is seriously the best 🙂 .

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 27, 2014

      Thanks Jessica 🙂 It is the best! I couldn’t agree with you more 😉

      Reply

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
    May 26, 2014

    What a good method! I always end up boiling it which just seems like such a waste of nutrients. And that butter! I’ll run an extra hour on the treadmill for that!!!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 26, 2014

      Thanks Lindsey! There’s just nothing like buttered corn and the flavors infused into this one are so so nice and really enhances the natural yumminess of the corn.

      Reply

  • Jaclyn
    May 26, 2014

    This corn looks heavenly! Nothing quite like fresh corn on the cob!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 26, 2014

      Thank you Jaclyn. I couldn’t agree with you more! Love love fresh corn on the cob 🙂

      Reply

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